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Solomon Islands New Caledonia
First posted in May 2002, last revised on October 30th 2010





First contact with Europeans in 1606; in 1774 James Cook gave islands the name "New Hebrides". 1906-1980 Anglo-French condominium. In 1980 released into independence as Vanuatu.

Timeline : Vanuatu






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DIRECTORY OF INTERNET SOURCES . . . EXTERNAL FILES
Country Profiles from BBC Country Profiles; from Wikipedia; from CIA World Factbook
from Index Mundi
Jane's Vanuatu Home Page
Links General from dmoz
Category : Vanuatu, from Wikipedia
on History Category : History of Vanuatu, from Wikipedia
Melanesian Culture : Vanuatu, from Vanuatu Tourism; several files on Vanuatu History
Peter Murgatroyd, A History of Vanuatu : Selected Readings
Organizations Pacific History Association
Pacific Islands Museums and Cultural Institutions Association (PIMA)
New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Pacific Islands Interest Group
Pacific Islands Study Circle (Philately)
La Societe des Oceanistes
Historical Dictionaries Archaeopedia New Zealand
Timelines Timeline, from BBC News
Accounts of History Article : History of Vanuatu, from Wikipedia
M. Russell, Polynesia: a history of the South Sea islands, including New Zealand ; with narrative of the introduction of christianity, 1852, GB
Politics Political Resources on the Web : Vanuatu
Governments on the WWW : Vanuatu; Article Politics of Vanuatu, from Wikipedia
Military
Economy & Finances Article Economy of Vanuatu, from Wikipedia
Global Integrity : Vanuatu 2007
Ch.4 : Agroforestry in Melanesia : Case Studies from Vanuatu and Fiji, in W.C. Clarke et al., Agroforestry in the Pacific Islands
Social History Article : Vanuatu, from Education Encyclopedia
Ethnography Languages of Vanuatu (110), from Ethnologue
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Vanuatu
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Vanuatu, from Kirken i Norge
Category Religion in Vanuatu, from Wikipedia
Local History Entry Espiritu Santo, from Footnotes to History, by James L. Erwin
Institutions Vanuatu, from Airline History
Biographies Pacific Islander Biography, database maintained at ANU
Others Finding Vanuatu, from South Pacific Organizer
Oceania Ecoregion, from WWF

WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen World Statesmen : Vanuatu by Ben Cahoon
Lists of Ambassadors Chinese Ambassadors to Vanuatu, from PRC MOFA
Political Graveyard : Vanuatu, has incomplete list of U.S. diplomatic chiefs
Lists of Bishops Article : Roman Catholic Diocese of Port Vila, from Wikipedia
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Vanuatu, from Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer
Documents Historical Newspapers Search Papers Past (New Zealand Newspapers 1839-1920)
Search Newspapers SG (Singapore Newspapers 1831-2006)
Historic Australian Newspapers 1803-1954
Life Magazine 1936-1972, GB, 45 entries for New Hebrides
Modern Newspapers links from Online Newspapers
Movies Colonial Film. Moving Images of the British Empire : New Hebrides (listing of film titles)
Image Databanks Wikimedia Commons
License Plates : Vanuatu; from License Plates of the World
Airline Timetable Images : Vanuatu
Video Documentaries Search INA for Nouvelles Hebrides
Archival Deposits Search State Records Authority of New South Wales for New Hebrides
University of Auckland, Guide to the Western Pacific Archives
Australian National University, Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, Reel List
National Archives (UK) : Western Pacific Archives
Constitutions, Laws
Treaties
Consular Reports
Document Collections
Historical Maps Oceania Maps, from Perry Castaneda Map Collection, UTexas; scroll down for Vanuatu
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article Tonga, from the EB 1911
Religious The New Hebrides, pp.288-291 in C.F. Blumhardt, Christian missions: or a manual of missionary geography and history, 1799, GB
Article New Hebrides from Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911 edition
Economic
Geographical Die Neuen Hebriden, pp.238-241 in vol.6 of J.B. Schütz, Allgemeine Erdkunde für denkende und gebildete Leser, 1806, GB
New Hebrides, pp.669-673 in vol.2 of A system of geography, 1807, GB
New Hebrides, pp.589-592 in C. Malte-Brun, Universal Geography, 1822, GB
New Hebrides, pp.942-964 in A.G. Findlay, A Directory for the Navigation of the Pacific Ocean, 1851, GB
The New Hebrides and the Queen Charlotte Islands, pp.53-55 in R. Brown, The Countries of the World, 1892, IA
The New Hebrides, pp.449-455 in F.H.H. Guillemard, Malaysia and the Pacific Archipelagoes, vol.2 of Stanford's Compendium of Geography and Travel, 1894, IA
Historical
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Institutions Archives, Musea, Libraries Vanuatu Cultural Center, Film, Sound and Photo Archive, National Museum, National Library, Cultural/Historic Sites Register
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW
National Anthem, from National Anthems; from David's National Anthem Reference Page
Coins, Banknotes Banknotes of the New Hebrides, of Vanuatu, from banknotes.com
Banknotes of the New Hebrides, of Vanuatu, from World Currency Museum; of the New Hebrides, of Vanuatu, from Ron Wise's World Paper Money
Stamps Rare New Hebrides Stamps, from Sandafayre Stamp Gallery; New Hebrides Stamps 1908-1938, from Stamps Catalogue 1840-1920 by Evert Klaseboer; Virtual Stamp Album New Hebrides by Roland Klinger

PRINTED REFERENCE
Bibliographies RHS Bibliography
Tennessee Archaeology Net : Bibliographies for Anthropological Research : Australia and Oceania
T.H. Slone, An Annotated Bibliography of Melanesian Folklore
Online Libraries General Gutenberg Library Online, Internet Archive
Persee (French search engine)
Online Journals On Oceania Pacific Studies, IA
Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 1979-
Journal de la Societe des Oceanistes, 1945-2009 online
The Contemporary Pacific 2000-2013
On Mission Mission Periodicals Online, from Yale Univ. Library
Magazin für die neueste Geschichte der evangelischen Missions- und Bibelgesellschaften 1818, 1820, 1824, 1827, 1831, 1832, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1841, 1850, 1853, 1867 GB; 1818-1856 from Yale Univ. Library
Church Missionary Society (London), Missionary Register, GB; search for Tonga, Friendly Islands vol.11 1823, vol.12 1824, vol.14 1826, vol.16 1828, vol.17 1829, vol.20 1832, vol.30 1842, vol.36 1848, vol.38 1850
London Missionary Society, The Missionary Magazine and Chronicle, 1860, 1862, 1864-I, IA; 1848-1866 at Yale Univ. Library (full view)
Annales de la propagation de la foi 1834-1933, Gallica
Historiography Article : Pacific Islands Historiography, by K.R. Howe, pp.685-687, in vol.2 of A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing, NY 1998 [G]
General Accounts On Oceania Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.25, pp.275-277 Article Pacific Islands : Vanuatu. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.25
On Vanuatu
Historical Dictionaries Robert D. Craig and Franklin P. King, Historical Dictionary of Oceania, Westport CT : Greenwood 1981 [G]
Historical Atlas Colin McEvedy, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Pacific, London : Penguin 1998, 120 pp. [G]
Statistical Data IHS : B.R. Mitchell, International Historical Statistics. Africa, Asia & Oceania 1750-2000, London : Palgrave 2003 [G]